Trust me, even though I write a lot, I love this slowdown opportunity year to be “lazy”, my version of lazy which also could be considered busy in just doing the things I want to do… Does this sound familiar to you? Then again I know I am not lazy but focused on worldly things too often, but who isn’t?!!! Let us try to regroup for the next season in our lives – a busy lazy summer season.
I took a break away from my laziness to be very up and active for Easter – for that was a HUGE blessing in time – for I was really enjoying church services safely outside and safely in. It was good to wake up from our winter slumber. It was good to take a break from my laziness and remember that if Christ arose from being dead, I could at least arise from being lazy.
I will add to the term “lazy”, the term “feeling sorry for myself” – that is a disease in our world like no other pandemic. We often do succumb to feeling sorry for ourselves when we should remember that God has saved us. Do we really need to whine about worldly things? I also whine with the best of us. And we expect certain things to be “just so”, and we forget our blessings, and we get stuck, and we forget that we must put in a little elbow grease for the good of all…
The last part of laziness is forgetting to keep … … (this is where I stopped writing a month ago and I don’t know what I was going to say… oops… LOL…)… Let me start again, now that it is May – let me start fresh.
The worst part of laziness is forgetting to keep REMEMBERING. I forget yesterday so fast – that could be bad or good – so it is no wonder we forget to count our blessings and bless our counting.
There is not a great message here after these ramblings except this: WE FORGET but JESUS DOESN’T – and Jesus on the cross could have easily said: “Forgive them Father, for they don’t know that they are saved.”
Our names are not forgotten by the Lord, let us not forget that we are saved when we ask to be saved, when we know we need saving, when we reach to the one Savior – Jesus the Christ.
When we remember we are saved, we are to remember that we are to go out into the world blessed by God and share revelations and remembrances, resurrection and direction.
Let us not forget to REMEMBER.
Send us out, Lord, to do YOUR WORK for it pleases YOU!
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.“
Luke 10:1-7, 16-24
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. 22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”